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ERIC Number: EJ1091249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0818-8068
Ranking by Medians
Martin, Brian
Australian Universities' Review, v58 n1 p62-64 2016
Brian Martin describes a difficult committee meeting he once attended which consisted of one representative from each department. When the meeting ended it left a bitter taste for many who participated. Having learned from this experience, Martin became a chair of the committee and tried a new system that overcame many of the previous problems. The meetings for ranking scholaships and grant applications were shorter, and less contentious. The method is called "ranking by medians", and is currently used at the University of Wollongong for ranking scholarships at the university level. This article provides a discussion of how it works, and why it works. An example is also provided. Technicalities are provided in the appendix.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia